- RT @adampriley: For the evening tweeters. Some street photography in Vietnam with my @Fujifilm_UK Xpro1 http://t.co/FW3r2Sk8vQ #photography
- #Fujifilm #X100 owner gets on the web to capture a great close up shot http://t.co/vOlXqh0Mjy
- Black & white conversion breathes new life into #Fujifilm #S200EXR owner's colour images http://t.co/N7GP33jf0H
- Looks like this #Fujifilm #HS30EXR user has been getting creative with colour popping. Very effective http://t.co/CgfPFA3qGp
- #Fujifilm #HS50EXR tries to make a splash using a glass of water - does he succeed? Find out here http://t.co/4XAUkgwUkX
A confession of extreme camera frustration.
Hello. My name is Debs and I have severe camera obsession frustration. Please help?
In the absence of a Dear Deirdre Agony Aunt Advice Forum I'm sticking this here.
ARGHHHH. That was a primal scream.
I was given a bit of a project this weekend to photograph a school art competition for the Queen's Jubilee. It was a display of 80 pieces of work in a shop. Slightly challenging in a smallish space with customers milling about and trying not to get in anybodys way and some difficult angles but otherwise it should have been fine? No. Instead I completely panicked, got brain freeze and took most shots on scene intelligent auto *hides head in shame*!
Fortunately the shots came out usable but this really isn't acceptable after all this time. I then spent until after midnight post-processing which served me right. Cropping displays of10/15 entrys down to individual ones and I'm still only half-way there and then I have to set-up a web page which I haven't done in years *hysterical laughter followed by sobbing*.
I really do live and breath photograpy right now, I'm so determined to learn this craft and be good at it (one day, it's not totally implausible is it?) but I just can't take seem to take well considered photos on the fly.
I also took myself out of my relative comfort zone of Aperture Priority this week determined to get comfortable using Manual Mode. By the time I'd adjusted each individual setting if I'd have been taking a photo of a snail it would (probably) have travelled across a small country in the time it took me to actually click the shutter!
Advice I've had on here lately was all taken onboard. I've worked out basic metering, how to lock metering and then be able to refocus the camera (Who knew? I was amazed!). I've played around with foil serving trays to get natural light on subjects and considered string and pencils as a makeshift tripod. I looked a lot closer at my focus points in previously taken photos squinting and pixel-peeping until I've gone cross-eyed. I've reread my camera user guide for the umpteenth time. Spent hours reading every article and book I could get my hands on. I've extensively trawled the fuji forum and googled even more daft questions than I've asked on here.
I just don't get it?!? I am of average intelligence (well, I think so) so why is shutter speed vs aperture the thing of my nightmares right now?
Whilst typing this I have broken out in hives, no, really, I have!